Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Barbados

The Caribbean nation- Barbados has recorded two new COVID-19 virus cases.

Barbados: The Caribbean nation- Barbados has recorded two new COVID-19 virus cases on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

These two cases are two women who tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 on 12 May 2021, from the 520 tests administered by the – Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

While – Twenty-nine people have been recovered from the COVID-19 virus. For now, there are 90 people who are in the isolation. Barbados has recorded a total of – 3,959 confirmed cases of COVID-19, out of which -1,913 are women, and 2 046 are men.

A total of – 3,908 people have been recovered, and so far, around 46 people have died in the region amid the COVID-19 virus.

Since the month of February 2020, the public health laboratory has conducted around – 161 164 COVID-19 tests and the number of people vaccinated under the – National Vaccination Programme for – COVID-19 is – 75,724- including the first dose and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes – 38 919 people who have been fully vaccinated during the second phase of the national vaccination programme.

Barbados is one of the Caribbean regions that have received COVID-19 vaccines under the initiative of the COVAX facility. The nation also received COVID-19 vaccination under the – Vaccine Maitri Initiative from the government of India.

The 33,600 doses of COVID-19 Oxford- AstraZeneca arrived in Barbados through the COVAX facility in New Providence on 11 May 2021. In total, – 100,800 doses of the two-dose Oxford- Astrazeneca jab bought through the – COVAX facility was set to arrive in batches between mid-February and the end of the month of June.

The prime minister of Barbados- Mia Amor Mottley, has also thanked the government of India for the donation of COVID-19 vaccines to the region.